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Tutorial Problems

1. Given Vector 𝐴̅ = 3𝑗̅ + 2𝐾 ̅ and 𝐵̅ = 5𝑖̅ + 8𝑗̅. Find 𝐴̅. 𝐵̅ , 𝐴̅𝑋𝐵̅ .

2. Given 𝐴̅ = 6𝑗̅ + 𝐾 ̅ ; 𝐵̅ = 2𝑖̅ + 4𝑗̅. Find 𝐴̅. 𝐵̅ , 𝐴̅𝑋𝐵̅ , angle between 𝐴̅ and 𝐵̅.
3. Given 𝐴̅ = 6𝑖̅ + 2𝑗̅ + 5𝐾 ̅ ; 𝐵̅ = 2𝑖̅ + 4𝑗̅ + 7𝐾 ̅ . Find
(a) The angle between A & B
(b) The distance between their tips
(c) The unit vectors normal to the plane containing 𝐴̅ and 𝐵̅.
4. A thunder cloud above the earth sets up a electric field of 50 V/m. In this field there is a
rain drop carrying the charge of 0.3µC, what is the force on the rain drop?
5. A thunder cloud above the earth sets up a vertical electric field of 50 V/m. In this field
there is a rain drop carrying a charge of 0.3µC. What is the electrostatic force on this rain
6. Calculate the force of attraction between Q1 = 4X10-8 C and Q2 = 6X10-5 C and spaced by
10 cm apart in vaccum. What is the force if it is placed in kerosene whose 𝜀𝑟 = 2.
7. Two alpha particles are seperated by a distance of 1mm and each are having a charge of
3.2X10-9 C. Determine the force of repulsion between them.
8. Calculate the electric field intensity at a distance of 0.20 m from a charge of 2µC in
9. Calculate the force of interaction between two charges of values 4X10-8 C and 6X10-5 C
and spaced 10 cm apart in a vacuum. What is the force of interaction, if the medium is
kerosene having 𝜀𝑟 = 2.
10. Three point electric charges are situated in a straight line 10 cm apart. They have charges
2.0 µC, -1.0 µC and 2.0 µC, with negative charge in the center. Find the forces on each
charge due to the other two.
11. A (+ve) charge is situated at (0,2) of magnitude 4X10-6C. Another charge of -2X10-6C is
located at (0,-2m). Find 𝐸̅ and V at point (0,-1).
12. What is the electric flux density and electric field intensity at a distance of 20 cms due to
an isolated point charge of 20X10-12 C.
13. A positive point charge of magnitude 2 µC is situated in vacuum at the origin of a
rectangular co-ordinate system. Find the electric field intensity at a point on the positive
z-axis 4 meters from the origin.
14. Two point charges of similar sign and of magnitude 1X10-12 Coulombs are located 1 m
apart. What is a potential at a point that is midway between the two charges and 50 cm
from the line connecting the charges? What is the potential if the charges are of opposite
15. The potential distribution in a given region of space is of the form 𝑉 = 10𝑦 3 + 20𝑥 2 .
Obtain the value of E at (10,0) and (14,16).
16. Calculate the magnitude of electric field intensity at the surface of a flat conducting
surface carrying a surface charge of 1 C/m2.
17. What is the potential at the centre of a square whose side a=1.0 meter and charges q1, q2,
q3 and q4 are respectively +1.0X10-8C, -2.0X10-8C, +3.0X10-8C and +2.0X10-8C.
18. Compute the electric potential at the surface of a gold nucleus? The radius is 6.6X10-15 m
and the atomic number of gold is 79.
19. A point charge Q1 = 300µC located at (1,-1,-3)m experiences a force
𝐹1 = 8𝑎̂𝑥 − 8𝑎̂𝑦 + 4𝑎̂𝑧 due to charge Q2 at (3,-3,-2)m. Determine Q12.
20. Determine the chrage density due to electric flux density 𝐷 ̅ = 6𝑥𝑦𝑖̅ + 4𝑥 2 𝑗̅(𝑐/𝑚2 ).
21. C1=1µF, C2=2µF, C3=3µF, C4=4µF. Find the effective capacitance between a and b.
22. A parallel plate capacitor consists of two sheets of copper foil, each of area 0.1 m 2,
seperated by a 2.0 mm thick sheet of plastic having a relative permittivity of 2.1. What is
the capacitance.
23. Find the capacitance if glass sheath of 0.001m thick of 𝜀𝑟 = 10 is introduced between the
plates of parallel plate (0.3X0.3) capacitor of d = 0.005m and the remaining 0.004m is
24. Calculate the capacitance per Km of length of air filled coaxial line with an inner
conductor of 3mm diameter and an outer conductor of inside diameter of 1cm.
25. Find energy stored in a system of 4 identical charges Q = 2nC at corners of 1m on a side.
26. Find the energy stored in the uniform electric field in a charged spherical shell of total
energy Q and radius r.
27. For the potential function V=4x+8y volts in free space, calculate the energy stored in a
cubic vloume centred at the origin.
28. Calculate the flux crossing a 1 m2 area that is normal to the x-axis at x = 3 m. Given
D = 10x ax C/m2.
29. Electric field between two concentric cylindrical conductors with r = 0.01m &
106 V
E = ( )âr (m). Find energy stored in 1m length.
30. The potential distribution is of the form, 𝑉 = 10𝑦 3 + 20𝑥 2 . Find 𝐸̅ at (10,0) and (14,16).
31. Calculate the flux density crossing 1m2 area that is normal to x-axis at x=3cm. Given
̅ = 10𝑥𝑎
𝐷 ̂( 𝐶
𝑥 ⁄𝑚 2 ).

32. A point charge Q = 30nC is located at origin in cartesian co-ordinates. Find 𝐷 ̅ at (1,3,-4).